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Oct. 16th, 2003

Weatherpersons are saying that it's supposed to rain straight through until Sunday here in Vancouver.
Living in a Pacific North West Rain Forest is definitely not for the dry at heart.
There are old growth trees in Stanley Park that are hundreds of years old. No matter when I've been through Stanley Park - in the trees and not just around the seawall, the air is always humid and thick, and smells wonderful. There's moss dripping off gnarled limbs and blankets of ivy cover the forest floor. It's like stepping into another world in there. Surprised I haven't come across and elf or hobbit on my journeys. There is a hollowed out tree stump in the Park that is big enough to park a mini or a volkswagen beetle in.
And our resevoirs are getting plenty full which is a good thing.
Then there's the enchantment of Pacific Spirit Park on the UBC endowment lands. Forest at the ocean's edge. Heaven on earth.

I have a question ... totally unrelated to that bit of babbling ...

If I were to come visit any of you in your city, town, rural area, what popular 'tourist attractions' or 'well kept secrets of the locals' would you take me to?
Describe some of them to me.
Maybe include links to tourist sites.
Show me yours, I'll show you mine :o)


Oct. 16th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is fun!

I'm a big fan of the outdoors so I'd be taking you to places like the Scenic Columbia Gorge and to my favorite beach, Short Sands. In town, we'd go catch a $3 first run movie at the Bagdad theater and pub, where we would eat pizza and drink good beer while watching a movie. After the movie, we'd pop on over to Crush, my favorite little gay wine and cheese bar in SE for a night cap and chatting until 2:00

If you were in the mood to dance, we'd go to Embers or Panorama and try not to drool all over the pretty boys dancing with the pretty boys. Dinner would be at Typhoon on Broadway, the best Thai restaurant in America.

For happy wandering, we would go up to Washington Park, the largest in-city park in America. There we could go to the zoo, the World Forestry Center, the Vietnam memorial, the Hoyt Arboretum, the Audubon Society or just hike, mt. bike or horseback ride on some of the 200+ miles of trails.

A relaxing evening could be spent having dinner and then dancing on the Portland Spirit cruise ship on the Willamette or Columbia River. We aren't called the city of bridges for nothin' baby! Or the city of roses, I'd take you on a picnic at the rose gardens if it were spring and summer.

I'm too damn lazy to link today but this was fun! And you do know that you are invited anytime, right?
Oct. 16th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
I come and visit, I'll never leave
Sweetie! This sounds like a great itinerary!!!
I'll have to stay for weeks. Weeks I tell you!
You used a few magic words here:

beach And the name of it sounds devine!
pizza & beerWHILE watching a flick!? Sign me up baby!
Crush I've heard so much about this place. Wait that was from you! :o)
pretty boys dancing with the pretty boys Are cameras allowed?
zoo, forest centre, memorial, 200+miles of trails I wanna move there!!!

And you do know that you are invited anytime, right?
::clears overwhelmed lump in throat::
You're such a beautiful person.

Oct. 16th, 2003 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: I come and visit, I'll never leave
Just give me a weeks notice and I'll have the FUton in the slash room all fluffed and ready to go:)

Oct. 18th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I come and visit, I'll never leave
FUton in the slash room

Hmmmm. Maybe I'll never leave the house. :o)

happy partying darlin'
::tosses cocktaili weiners::
or have I foolishly missed the big event?
Oct. 18th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: I come and visit, I'll never leave
Well, the party started yesterday afternoon and gets over tomorrow:)




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